Have spent two days searching for a very, very, basic calendar for a client that just want to show which days he’s available or unavailable. Should be embedded on his site (not Wordpress or other CMS. Manually made). Some login of course required for admin (him). All data saved in db or text file. Should be fairly easy to edit UX (css) and run on Linux.
Thought I would find quite a few, but noooooo.
All of them are either jammed with hundreds of spiffy “features” or comes with installation requirements that are insane (e.g. install with brew) or are otherwise incomprehensive for me. I have never encountered anything this insane and I need your help.
I might be in a similar situation soon. I intend to create a page showing events for my community.
A calendar is a database and a UI, right? The UI usually supports multiple views, such as monthly, weekly and daily. And a CRUD for maintaining it. Perhaps it will be easy to define the data model. Then you could create the UI and use the other samples for guidance and ideas.
The iCalendar Data Model looks interesting. If it can satisfy requirements then it could be useful to comply with its design.
Hi Sam. Good luck. I thought that finding a “simple calendar” for a web page would be a breeze. As I wrote before, not so. Be prepared to be as stunned as me. The only useful I found was Luxcal https://www.luxsoft.eu/. Functions are great, but UI is a catastrophe and you’ll need to redesign (both css and source code), e.g. divs absolutely positioned for no apparent reason and the actual calendar sitting as a layer above body. But if you can work that out, it’s the best I’ve found.
Have downloaded and tested at least 15 from github. And 15-20 from other sources. None works as a calendar on a website to be handled by John Doe. Many turned out to be desktop only, other had fancy UI but required coding to add/edit/delete events. Other based the script on 1/1000 sec which eventually screwes up the calendar. I’m baffled. The only one I found working OK was https://www.luxsoft.eu/ however crappy it’s UI might be.
Whoever manages to create a calendar plug without gazillions of bells and whistles, but easy to install, embed, good looking and handled by John Doe will likely make a few $$.
Oh, forgot mentioning my CV. And I assume you by “languages” mean scripting languages. I understand your questions, but I think they’re quite irrelevant in this case. And I have tried this zabuto calendar you linked to. To me, regretfully useless.
I am prepared. I have had problems finding simple samples of other things. I am prepared to create a calendar myself. I have often been frustrated by samples that do much more than I need and the extra features I was not interested in. My website is called Simple Samples because Microsoft’s samples are rarely simple.